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We found 12 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare Advantage near Lexington, MA.

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Janet M Wiseman, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
138 Lowell Street
Lexington, MA
 

Ms. Janet Wiseman's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Wiseman takes. Ms. Wiseman speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychology
361 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Jon Stiegel works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and existential psychotherapy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Jessica Beth Newman, MA
Specializes in Counseling
204 Cedar Street; #3
Somerville, MA
 

Ms. Jessica Newman practices counseling in Cambridge, MA and Somerville, MA. Her clinical interests include holistic approaches, depression, and stress management. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Child Psychology
3 Wallis Court; Suite 8
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Howard Rossman is a pediatric psychologist in Lexington, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, adoption issues, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rossman's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
5 Watson Road; Suite 206
Belmont, MA
 

Ms. Fredda McDonnell's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. McDonnell include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and learning disabilities. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
955 Main Street; Suite 105
Winchester, MA
 

Mr. David Margolis specializes in social work. These areas are among Mr. Margolis's clinical interests: geriatric consultation, depression, and addiction intervention. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Alex M Rossman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
360 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Ms. Alex Rossman's area of specialization is social work. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
94 Pleasant Street; Suite #3
Arlington, MA
 

Ms. Susan Lederer specializes in social work. Ms. Lederer's areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, suicide, and psychopharmacology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work
33 Bedford Street; Suite 1
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Kathleen Reardon's specialty is social work. Dr. Reardon's areas of expertise include the following: depression, gender identity, and life transitions. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Gail Marsh, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2557 Mass. Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Ms. Gail Marsh's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and sexuality. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
278 Elm Street
Somerville, MA
 

Ms. Linda Krupp specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Ms. Krupp honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work
94 Pleasant Street; Suite 19
Arlington, MA
 

Ms. Christie Carlson's specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Ms. Carlson takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.